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Parenting Money Tips: How to Save Money as a Parent

Saving money is tough, no matter how you look at it. It’s even tougher when kids are in the mix: suddenly, you have more mouths to feed, more bills to pay, and greater demands on what are considered monthly necessities. However, it is absolutely possible to learn how to save money as a parent! In the sections below, we’ll show you real, actionable steps that you can take to keep your financial health (and your growing family) on the right track.

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10 Ways to Find Fast Cash in Canada

Whether you find yourself scrambling to pay your rent, keep your utilities running, or afford an emergency expense—like a car repair or a busted refrigerator—you can’t always afford to wait for your next paycheque to come through.

Luckily, there are plenty of opportunities to find fast cash in Canada. You just need to know where to look! To that end, we’ve put together a list of the 10 best ways to get cash quickly, so you can keep all of your financial trains running exactly on time.

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What Are the Benefits of Saving Money in an RRSP?

There are plenty of different ways and methods to set money aside for retirement—but the key is making sure that you are choosing an approach that will bring maximum saving benefits over time. And for more than 60 years, one of the most popular retirement saving options for Canadian residents has been opening up an RRSP account.

If you’re thinking, “What the heck is an RRSP, and why would I get one,” you’re in the right place! Below, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about an RRSP, including the top benefits of using this type of account to save for retirement.

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What is Minimalism? How Sustainable Living Can Save You Money

If you haven’t heard of minimalism or sustainable living before, you may want to consider using them as a way to simplify your finances and save money over the long term. This is especially true if your finances are causing stress and anxiety, or if you are looking for a more holistic way to organize and declutter. Read more about what minimalism and sustainable living looks like and give you three steps that you can take to use them both to save money.

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The Best Coupon and Savings Apps in Canada

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the thought of sifting through magazine ads to look for coupons and deals, don’t break out those scissors and envelopes just yet! There are plenty of coupon and savings apps in Canada that make it much easier to find, save and use coupons in order to save money.

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Getting Your Finances in Order: Your 2020 Checklist

Focusing on boosting your financial health is a great way to start the new year off right and set yourself up for success down the road. But it’s hard to know where to begin, especially if you have multiple goals that you want to accomplish—or aren’t even sure what your goals should be.

That’s exactly why we’ve put together a checklist to help you get your finances in order for 2020. Take a look below for a step-by-step overview of how to set yourself up for financial success in the new year.

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Top 10 Money Saving Hacks of 2019

It isn’t easy to know where to begin when it comes to saving money, and it’s even harder to find the motivation to start. The good news is that there are plenty of creative (and manageable) ways that you can start implementing better savings habits. Take a look below for the top 10 money saving hacks of 2019 to get a little bit of inspiration for a better financial future in 2020.

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What Is Lifestyle Inflation And How To Prioritize Your Spendings

Have you ever gotten a raise and immediately thought, “Perfect, I can afford that new car now!” Or left a tiny, studio apartment for a two-bedroom once you started getting bigger paycheques? Or maybe that bonus finally came in and your first inclination is to jump-start your plans to buy a home (even if you only have a couple of thousand dollars in your savings).

In a nutshell, that’s exactly what lifestyle inflation is—increasing the amount that you spend when your income increases. And that extra spending might not even be on the big things (like cars or houses), either! Most of the time, lifestyle inflation is simply part of a natural progression that happens when you make more money.

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How to Host Your Holiday Party on a Budget

All it takes is a little bit of creativity, and you can easily throw a party on a budget that everyone will love (and they won’t even realize that you’re spending less). In the sections below, we’ll give you the best tips on how to host your holiday party on a budget so that you don’t have to sacrifice your savings to have fun this holiday season.

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Top 10 Lessons in Money and Finance from 2019

We all want to get better at managing our finances—but if you don’t know where to begin, financial health can be a goal that feels way out of reach.

Luckily, there are plenty of tried and true rules out there that can work for you. Even better, you don’t have to be a financial genius to understand how they work and to start putting them into practice.

If you feel like your financial health could use a boost but don’t know where to begin, this list is for you. We’ve compiled the top 10 lessons that we’ve learned in 2019 about how to improve your financial health, one step at a time. Keep this list handy— 2020 could be your year to conquer the financial beast and start using smart financial habits!

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